Can't we talk about stuff that matters? I know small talk is necessary to find a decent subject to go off of.. but it annoys me. Especially when the other person uses it to get you to pull all the weight in the conversation. I want to talk about interesting things. I want to ask people why they believe the things they believe, and ask what their perception is on why people do the things they do. You don't have to be "educated" to have these conversations.. just willing to think and question things. Those are the conversations I love to have. I love to play devil's advocate to provoke thought and dig deeper into a topic, and love when others do the same to me (without being rude of course).